Life of a little teddy bear has lots of ups and downs.
The upsides: free travel from my friends to many wonderful places around the world, which has included Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and many more.
Food wow the food that I have had is unbelievable from Japan, China, Thailand etc: it always gets better and better.
Books so many books that I have read from learning about outer space, cooking from famous chefs and everything else in-between.
The downside lots and lots of doing nothing, waiting around at home while everyone works.
That’s pretty much it the life of a Teddy Bear.
So as you know I went to Mancora. I stayed in a boutique hotel called KiChic which is 2 and a half hours away from the airport we landed at of course.
This hotel was beautiful, they clearly tried to copy one of those Bali style retreats.
The awesome room I got had a lovely view of the beach with an outside bed as well to relax on so you aren’t inside.
Within a 20second walk you were at the beach side pool if that wasn’t your thing to hang by the pool you just had to walk another 5 seconds and you were at the beach chilling on the sand.
This hotel gave you a walkie talkie why? So anytime you wanted something from the bar or need something from the reception areas you could just push the button tell them what you wanted and where you were and they would bring it to you.
Pretty much all I did was live the life of a lazy man. Sat on a sun chair on the sand and chilled while reading my book ordering coffees, juices and beers every so often to keep me going. I had the occasional swim in the ocean as well as a walk along the beach to see the neighbours around me.
Overall was a very lovely experience would definitely do something like that again. Though for next time will be at a different beach different hotel and hopefully different country as well.
So once again had to get up at the crack of dawn, ok maybe a little earlier than that hahaha yay for no sleep.
Got to the airport and checked in with Peruvian airlines because that’s who I was flying with for this weekend getaway to the beach resort town of Mancora.
As I boarded the plane there was an issue and that issue was that Peruvian airlines checks you in on imaginary seats and I had to wait till everyone boarded so could hopefully maybe find a spare seat hahaha.
While you wait there are constant cholos coming up to the back of the plane where we are standing asking to use the bathroom, after many times being told no,the flight attendant gives in and lets the la di da lady to the bathroom, where she unleashes the most disgusting shit I have smelt hahaha bloody ugly bitches that think they are too good she needed a good slap.
When you do get that lucky spare seat, the seat is broken and you are surrounded by cholos that think they are top shit. But I got lucky and had a nice little girl and her mum next to me besides the idiots.
Of course we get a rough as guts landing to improve the excellent service and quality of the airline hahah
Fuck I love this country when it all works out in the end.
So early morning, like really early morning had to get up and get ready for the best part of the trip to see Macchu Picchu.
The trip involved a 2 hr bus ride from Cusco to Ollantaytambo. Then another 2hr train ride to the train station in town at the base of Machu Picchu. Once you get through all of that it’s another 25min bus ride to the top of the Mountain.
There you find the entrance to the most surreal place I have ever been to in my life.
Once you walk through the checkpoint with your ticket and then around the corner you see it. The place is absolutely amazing. It’s in the middle of all these mountains covered in vegetation. Down below is the river that travels around it. Also, the clouds are low and sitting on top of these surrounding mountains it really is amazing and I can’t say amazing enough times to show how truly surreal this place is.
Personally, I was in owe of this magical place the lush green landscape. The architecture is perfect everything was built for a reason everything had a purpose.
There were rooms for drying out the harvested food, rooms for the summer and winter solstice, places were the workers slept etc: like I said everything built had a purpose.
The city was built as a hub to connect the nearby towns however one of the main reasons was a base to supply up and get to conquer the next town which was in the jungle just over the mountains, only a few hours away. Which clearly they failed a few times as the people of the jungle were nomads so they couldn’t find and conquer the people.
The crazy thing is this, the building site was still being built when the Spanish arrived to conquer Peru. However, the only reason why they stopped was that their leader was killed so they just packed up and left the site the way it is. This is how we see it today.
Like I said the place is amazing and should be on everyone’s bucket list to visit. The feelings that you get when you are visiting the site are unreal, you honestly believe that it couldn’t be real and it is.
So it finally happened I got on that plane travelled for 24hrs plus and landed in a new country.
Peru what a beautiful, good looking country it has it all the beach, mountains, food, weather and even more things that will make you love this country.
Lima is the capital city and its huge, with roughly the population of 11 million people hustling and bustling keeping the city alive.
So this is my first trip here and all I can say is the food is amazing it’s nothing like anything I have had before. For example, the corn here isn’t sweet and it’s not small or even yellow like it is back home. In fact, its white, huge and plain tasting which means it goes with anything and everything.
The city is built on the coast between Mountain ranges so the views and scenery are amazing and with consistent weather throughout the year makes it a special place.
Lima has some very beautiful architecture why? Well, you can thank the Spanish for that when they came over in the 1600s and built some of these beautiful old buildings that are surprisingly still standing considering that there have been some incredibly huge earthquakes here so we can thank the Incas for their awesome engineering.
If I had one bad thing to say about this place is this the traffic is extremely bad it took 2 and a half hours to travel from the airport to the Miraflores which is a district of the city of Lima.